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2.4
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29%
Recommend to a Friend
23%
Approve of CEO
Joshua Swayne
27 Ratings
Pros
  • "Ideally you will be helping students achieve their goals and improve their lives(in 15 reviews)

  • "Good people & processes in every department try to help the students overcome challenges to succeed & graduate(in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • "All in all Admissions is an Account Executive style role(in 17 reviews)

  • "The upper management is tyrannical and insulting to their employees(in 14 reviews)

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  1. "Into the far outside."

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    Current Employee - Pre-Press Technician in Vancouver, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Charter College full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great building to be in. Good teachers, The best wording about how to do a job.

    Cons

    I dont have any cons about working here. everything is awesome and friendly.

    Advice to Management

    Relax and achieve the importance of life and to agree to knowledge.

    Charter College2018-08-17

    Charter College Response

    September 21, 2018Vice President of Human Resources

    While we certainly appreciate the positive review, Charter College does not employ Pre-Press Technicians and believe this may have been posted to our account in error. Thank you! Posted on behalf of Joshua Swayne, President and CEO.

  2. "Don't work here"

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    Former Employee - Admissions Representative in Tacoma, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Charter College full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good Pay. good equipment.. nice facility

    Cons

    Everything from, poor communication to unattainable expectations and the amount of managerial turnover and the lack of respect for the incoming students.

    Advice to Management

    I can''t give advise to management, they weren't present accept to critique and got fired as I got to know them or tried.

    Charter College2019-04-11
  3. "Instructor"

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    Former Employee - Instructor, Clinical Medicine in Vancouver, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Charter College full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Flexibility with hours and 4 days a week

    Cons

    Horrible campus management team that bullies instructors and doesn’t know how to positively motivate.

    Advice to Management

    Be aware what is happening under your noses.

    Charter College2019-04-26
  4. "Enjoyable Environment"

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    Current Employee - Admissions Coordinator 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Charter College full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Expectations are clear and concise

    Cons

    Change is constant, but that can also be a good thing

    Charter College2019-03-01

    Charter College Response

    April 15, 2019Vice President of Human Resources

    Thank you for your 4-star review! We appreciate your positive comments and are happy to have you on board. We concur that change happens at Charter College and appreciate that you can see how change can seen as a positive action. Every day we strive to make the culture and experience ...

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  5. Helpful (7)

    "Unbiased review"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Charter College full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    I was able to work with some amazing and talented people. The interaction with the students. The pay is ok

    Cons

    Let me start by saying I worked at Charter College for four years and for the most part I enjoyed my time with Charter, but that was due solely to my immediate supervisor and team and the students. What was disheartening to me was that I accepted the position believing full well I would be helping people better their lives. Yes we did find many jobs....were they really in their field of study? Let’s say it was quite...

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    Advice to Management

    Please learn to value your employees, most are good honest people who want to make a change. Do not lead by fear or intimidation.

    Charter College2018-11-03
  6. Helpful (1)

    "Death Trap"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Charter College full-time

    Pros

    Ideally you will be helping students achieve their goals and improve their lives. However, many students who are encouraged to start are never going to make it, will be strapped with high debt and will leave worse off than when they started.

    Cons

    Charter College is a great place to work if you love high pressure work environments, unrealistic expectations, unreasonable management, high turnover, poor team morale, and working with a whatever it takes to survive mentality. Start at Charter with the best of intentions but know that inevitably you will pay the price just like all of those who came before you.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on your people. Focus on your students. Take care of them and they will take care of you. Your turnover is high for a reason!

    Charter College2018-10-09

    Charter College Response

    November 15, 2018Vice President of Human Resources

    Thank you for your review. We appreciate your positive comments regarding the ability to help our students improve their lives. Pursuing a career in this field is rewarding for those that want to help others achieve an objective as important as education, and we take this obligation ...

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  7. "Admissions Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Admissions Assistant in Oxnard, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Charter College full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    co-workers, events, working with students

    Cons

    toxic environment, complete hierarchy , low quality education.

    Advice to Management

    more focus on students than numbers

    Charter College2018-08-16

    Charter College Response

    August 31, 2018Vice President of Human Resources

    Thank you for your review. We appreciate your acknowledgment of your colleagues and our student engagement activities. We disagree with your assessment of the quality of our education as we are required by our accreditation body to meet curriculum standards. We wish you ...

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  8. "Medical Assistant Instructor"

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      Current Employee - Medical Instructor in East Wenatchee, WA
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I have been working at Charter College part-time for more than a year

      Pros

      Small enough to have regular interaction with all the students. On-line and in-class instruction and assignments are well structured and user-friendly.

      Cons

      Entry level training, which limits the teaching of deeper concepts. Some course assignments requiring essay responses that do not have enough instructor resources ascribed in the grading template.

      Advice to Management

      Instructors need more interactive training on software utilization to best serve the students.

      Charter College2018-05-14

      Charter College Response

      May 20, 2018Vice President of Human Resources

      Thank you for your review and 4 stars! We appreciate your recognition of our smaller classrooms and labs to ensure students are receiving focused attention. We agree that teaching some deeper concepts can appear limiting to instructors with years of experience in the field, ...

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    • Helpful (6)

      "Don't work here if you don't have to."

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I worked at Charter College full-time

      Pros

      Pay. And, a few really great students whose lives truly were positively affected by their education at Charter.

      Cons

      Charter is not a moral business. Period. They lie, pressure and coerce many of the prospective students into enrolling in Charter. Many of the people in leadership roles have degrees from questionable institutions that are either just like Charter or have already been shut down. These poorly educated people cause chronic problems that the few good people in the company are constantly having to clean up. People are constantly...

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      Charter College2018-05-20

      Charter College Response

      August 7, 2018Vice President of Human Resources

      Thank you for your review. We appreciate your recognition of our competitive compensation. The reviewer’s assertion that our Leadership Team have degrees from “questionable institutions” is patently false. To state the video cameras utilized for student and campus safety are ...

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      "Campus Administrative Assistant"

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      Former Employee - Campus Administrative Assistant in Anchorage, AK
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I worked at Charter College full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      Better than Average Pay, clean front office, friendly work staff

      Cons

      Constant feeling of micromanagement, bad benefits, when times are tough not much help is provided, heavy workload for one position

      Advice to Management

      Delegate or re leave some aspects of the positions to ease the stressful workload. Consider working with employees that struggle rather than a sink or swim type of mentality. There are reasons why the turnover rate for the front is so high, please consider why it happens .

      Charter College2018-05-22

      Charter College Response

      August 7, 2018Vice President of Human Resources

      Thank you for your review. We appreciate your acknowledgement of our competitive pay and team environment! We agree there are times that can be busier than others and are working to identify specific duties and responsibilities that can be consolidated. In fact, we are currently ...

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